On the heels of the NTSB’s Nov. 14 release of its “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety improvements that included general aviation loss of control, the University of North Dakota, in partnership with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI), have launched a study of the use of a continuous turning approach or “circular pattern” as an alternative to the traditional “box” or rectangular traffic pattern. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio – On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power. It marked the first combat use of strategic bombardment by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. While the attack itself caused little actual damage to Japanese war industry, the psychological impact on the Japanese military and the American public proved to be immense. It forced the Japanese military to pull forces back from the front lines to protect the home islands and showed Americans that the war could be won. [Read more…]
The latest edition of the The Pilot’s Manual: Private Pilot Syllabus is now available in print and PDF formats.
This syllabus meets FAA Part 141 and Part 61 requirements and has been updated to comply with the Airman Certification Standards for Private pilot Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-6) and the new fourth edition of The Pilot’s Manual: Ground School (ASA-PM-2C). [Read more…]
According to the commercial pilot, during the approach to land in Tampa, Florida, after the personal flight, he observed that the green landing gear indicator light on the Cessna T210 was illuminated. He further reported that the gear warning horn did not sound before touchdown.
During the landing, the left main landing gear (MLG) collapsed, and the left wing sank toward the runway. [Read more…]
Penny Hamilton sent in these photos, with a quick story: “Charlie McConathy of Granby, Colorado, visited Granby/Grand County Airport-Emily Warner Field (GNB) in the fall of 2015 as part of its annual pre-school community aviation education event called ‘Touch An Airplane and Meet A Pilot.’ This event is also supported by members of the EAA Chapter 1267.
As a follow-up to the visit, the children created a thank you note for the Grand County Historical Association Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum volunteers, who organized and hosted the free event. [Read more…]
Screaming through the Arizona skies at 160 mph, Noah Bahnson of the United States got a monkey off his back on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, clinching his first-ever win in the Red Bull Aces wingsuit four-cross championship.
The event sees athletes don wing suits — special jumpsuits that shape the human body into an airfoil, creating lift and, with it, “human flight.” [Read more…]
WICHITA – Cessna has selected Eastern Kentucky University, The Ohio State University, Auburn University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Louisiana Tech University for the 2017 Top Hawk program.
Each university will take delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft in early 2017 to support flight training, recruiting efforts and promotional activities at their respective universities throughout the year. [Read more…]